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  • Writer's pictureDAC-CSO Reference Group

The Nexus in Practice: Survey on the Implementation Progress of the DAC Nexus Recommendation

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is the group of the world’s biggest foreign aid providers. The OECD-DAC monitors Official Development Assistance (ODA), sets standards and rules on development cooperation, and conducts peer reviews of the donors. The DAC also produces and adopts recommendations, which are non-binding, legal instruments by which donors are expected to adhere.

Among its recommendations is the DAC Nexus Recommendation, which guides donors in addressing conflict and fragility through funding and implementing triple nexus or Humanitarian-Development- Peace (HDP) programs and through ensuring collaboration, coherence, and complementarity across involved actors. The DAC Nexus Recommendation is being monitored by the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), a subsidiary body of the DAC.

The Peace & Security Thematic Working Group of the DAC-CSO Reference Group (RG) engages the INCAF. Four years since the legal instrument was adopted by DAC members, INCAF is set to evaluate its progress. Civil society hopes to contribute to this process by publishing a spotlight report that looks into the uptake and implementation of the DAC Nexus Recommendation while also zooming in on the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus areas that are insufficiently taken up and those that need accelerated action from relevant HDP actors. The report will also include case studies that demonstrate good practices, inspirational learnings and stories of change and success.

This survey is the first step towards the drafting of the spotlight report. Please be informed that this survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to answer. We appreciate your inputs and hope to receive your comprehensive feedback. We also aim to gather as many responses as possible. Please feel free to disseminate this survey within your network and share it with CSOs working on the Triple Nexus. This survey will close on Monday, July 3rd, 2023. For inquiries, you may email

For the Spanish interpretation of the survey, you may view the document here for guidance.

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